There are cheaper places in Thekkadi but this is the cheapest one inside the national park itself. If you want to trade places for the bustle of a market town for the quietness of a forest, this is the close budget accommodation you can get.
The deluxe rooms are spacious, have running hot water and a functioning television set.
The television was not really used. There is a driveway you can walk around even after dark but you cannot go beyond that as its Forest Department land after that.
The staff are very very attentive and room service is prompt. No bar though. The food was extremely well appreciated.
Assured boat tickets are for next morning - ask the front desk to get tickets for the 7:30am boat.
The other benefit is that the boat jetty from where all activities start and the lake itself is a short 10 min walk away.
Monkeys are not really as much of problem as you might think it is. I never saw one in the corridors - just a few lounging around in the grounds outside.
Have reasonable expectations and you will be satisfied - tourism happens only in buffer zones in India and never in a core area. You will be very very lucky to see elephants near the hotel, but deer is not unheard of. We had the company of a lone wild boar and several birds.
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- KTDC Periyar House Thekkady, Kerala